Universal Genève
Oversized Tri-Compax | 22536 | steel | tachymeter scale

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Universal Genève
Oversized Tri-Compax | 22536 | steel | tachymeter scale

Regular price

Brand: Universal Genève
Model: Oversized Tri-Compax - 22536
Movement: manual-winding Cal. 287 with column wheel
Case material: stainless steel
Case size: 36 mm
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet/strap: dark brown crocodile strap
Functions: Moonphase, Month, Date, Weekday, Chronograph, Tachymeter, Hours, Minutes, Sub-seconds
Features: Blue Hands
Water resistance: N/A
This pre-owned, oversized stainless steel Universal Genève Tri-Compax (ref. 22536 - Cal. 287) watch is in fantastic condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. It has been fully-serviced and it comes with a twelve-month limited warranty from WATCH XCHANGE. This stunning Universal Genève is from circa 1946 and is guaranteed for authenticity.

This Universal Genève Tri-Compax has straight-line lugs and the oversized 36 mm Enversteel case has flat chronograph pushers and a snap-on case-back. The left side of the case features three pushers for changing the month, moon-phase and date functions. It comes on a dark brown crocodile strap with a stainless steel tang buckle.

The cream dial has a beautiful vintage patina, applied Arabic numerals, with 'UNIVERSAL GENÈVE', 'TRI-COMPAX' and 'SWISS' referenced on it. Gold Feuille hands mark the hours and the minutes, while the sub-dials and the chronograph movement has blue steel batons, with latter having an elegant pear-shaped counter-balance. This complex watch has a thirty-minute register at three o'clock, a twelve-hour register at six o'clock and the sub-seconds register at nine o'clock. At noon, the dial features an aperture for the moon-phase and another sub-dial with red stick hands to show the date. On the left and right sides of it, apertures reveal the day and the month, respectively. The blue tachymeter graduation at the perimeter completes this truly stunning watch dial.

This vintage Tri-Compax is powered by the 17-jewel in-house Calibre 287, beating at a rate of 18,000 A/h. This complicated movement has a Breguet hairspring and an outstanding column-wheel design. Based on the Calibre 285, its production started in 1944. This iconic base movement was created by Martel, and by using its variable diameter technology, the Calibre 287 came in a 33.2 mm (15 lignes) size, with a mere 6.05 mm thickness. Like the other movements belonging to this prestigious family of movements, it was also shared with Zenith (Calibre 156). With Universal Genève being the first maker of a wristwatch with two chronograph pushers, this stunning piece belongs to a prestigious horological lineage. As a vintage watch, we cannot warranty its current water resistance.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Year: circa 1946
Condition: vintage
Warranty: 12 months limited
Box: N/A
Paperwork: N/A
Availability: now
UK Delivery: free next day
Overseas delivery: 3-5 working days
Returns: 14 days
Price: £4,250


All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer complimentary worldwide delivery on our watches. If ordering from overseas, delivery will depend on the value of the timepiece and the destination. All import taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer.

If ordering from the UK before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

Please note that pre-owned goods (in the United Kingdom) are subject to a marginal rate of VAT, which can not be reclaimed. For further information, please see here

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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